Vietnamese, Lao Party commissions strengthen cooperation

Truong Thi Mai, Politburo member and permanent member of the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat, met with Thongsavanh Phomvihane, member of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party (LPRP) Central Committee and head of its Commission for External Relations, in Hanoi on April 20.
Vietnamese, Lao Party commissions strengthen cooperation. (Photo: VNA)

Vietnamese and Lao Party officials at the meeting. (Source: VNA)

Mai congratulated Thongsavanh Phomvihane on being conferred the second-class Independence Order by the Vietnamese President, and lauded significant contributions of the Lao Commission for External Relations to achievements that Laos has recorded.

The host also emphasised the advisory role of the two Commissions for External Relations to the Communist Party of Vietnam and the LPRP in terms of foreign policies and cooperation between the two Parties and countries in all areas and in the international arena.

She suggested the two sides carry forward their role, closely coordinate with each other, step up the exchange of information and experience, and accelerate the implementation of high-level agreements.

In reply, Thongsavanh Phomvihane noted his hope that the two sides will enhance the sharing of experience in Party building, and affirmed that Laos always gives the top priority to Vietnam in its foreign policy.

Noting with pleasure the intensive and extensive development of the special solidarity between the two countries, the official used the occasion to thank Vietnam for its great support to Laos in the past struggle for national liberation as well as the present cause of reform.

Thongsavanh Phomvihane briefed Mai on cooperation outcomes between the two Commissions for External Relations as well as their collaboration orientations in the coming time.

He pledged to closely coordinate with the Vietnamese side in materialising agreements reached by the two commissions as well as senior Party leaders, thus contributing to promoting the Vietnam-Laos special solidarity intensively, effectively and substantively in all fields.

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(Source: VNA)